Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 December 2065 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2065 | December 2065

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 27 December 2065 at 08:27.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1944"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2066 after 14 days on 11 January 2066 at 15:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 816 / 1769

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 816 of Meeus index or 1769 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 816 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 47 minutes. It is 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 817 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠16.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠16.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠35.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

17 days after point of apogee on 11 December 2065 at 06:28 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 January 2066 at 15:46 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 368 730 km

Moon is 368 730 km (229 118 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 716 km (252 100 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 03:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 11 January 2066 at 07:55 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 03:31 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 26 December 2065 at 06:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.485°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.491° in the next northern standstill on 8 January 2066 at 23:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 11 January 2066 at 15:07 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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